The Realisation of the Absolute :3-1-3.



Chapter 3: The Need for Integral Knowledge -1

1. THE INWARD URGE-3.


"From the unreal lead me to the Real, from darkness lead me to Light, from death lead me to Immortality." —Brih. Up., 1. 3. 28.

Everyone is marked by the general character of the struggle to become infinitely perfect.

This Infinite Being is the highest Truth.

This is the Goal of the life of all.

The Upanishads stress in a hundred ways upon the need for this integral knowledge of Reality.

There is nothing greater than or equal to the knowledge of the Atman.

Atmalabhat na param vidyate.


"This Atman, which is free from evil, undecaying, deathless, sorrowless, hungerless, thirstless, whose desire is Truth, whose will is Truth—That should be searched after, That should be known.

He obtains all worlds and all desires who has known and who has realised That Atman." —Chh. Up., VIII. 7. 1.

"Know That, the Brahman." —Tait. Up., III. 1.

"For the sake of the knowledge of That, he should go, fuel in hand, to a spiritual preceptor alone, who is learned in the scriptures and established in Brahman." —Mund. Up., 1. 2. 12.

1. THE INWARD URGE -ENDS.

Next : 2. THE GOAL OF LIFE

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....



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